Saturday, June 19, 2021

Music Scene SDTV! A New Show Hosted by Bart Mendoza

It's here - MUSIC SCENE SDTV ! A new weekly program hosted by Bart Mendoza, showcasing San Diego's music community. The first episode features guests Brian Witkin of Pacific Records and Deven Berryhill / The Tourmaliners performing live + A look at the Beat Farmers classic 1985 album "Tales of the New West," recently reissued by the label, Blixa Sounds - and lots more! From Local Umbrella Media, EnterTalk and Blindspot Records - The intro includes Mike Ruggirello of Theory Thursday (seen much more in future episodes), Casey Hensley, Skyler Lutes, Evening's Empire (with Shannon Woods of The Dinettes) etc, with items on Greg Douglass / The Steve Miller Band, The Original Starfires (with Laurie Beebe Lewis / Eli Holland), Nathan East (Ringo Starr related), The Spice Pistols, and more - The theme music is penned by David Fleminger and performed by Alvino & the Dwells! Viewable on all the usual platforms including Youtube:


Friday, June 18, 2021

In The Studio

Bart Mendoza is recording an acoustic version of The Little Murders song "We Should Be Home By Now" for an upcoming tribute album to the legendary Australian band. More details tba

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Out Now! Sandy Lee and The Bee

The latest release from Blindspot Records is out now! Sandy Lee and The Bee, backed by the Eddies, produced by Earle Mankey, covering The Knack's "Can't Put A Price On Love."


Friday, June 4, 2021

Coming Soon: Music Scene SDTV!

Bart Mendoza will host a limited video mini-series, Music Scene SDTV, for Enter Talk Media and publisher Local Umbrella Media. The program will be viewable this month on the usual platforms including Facebook, Amazon Prime, Youtube and Each episode is approximately 15 minutes long with a fast paced mix of news, interviews, live music and cool stuff. More details soon on 12 Series 1 airdates.

Lori Wilson of The Original Starfires

Brian Witkin of Pacific Records, Johnny Vernazza (Elvin Bishop etc)
Emily Bartell of Bar None Productions, Skyler Lutes
Casey Hensley with Anthony Cullins, Evan Caleb, Boyce Hartsell
Evening's Empire: Shannon Woods, David Skolnik, Zach Collins, Sam Strohbehn
Brian Witkin of Pacific Records, Devin Berryhill of The Tourmaliners



Thursday, June 3, 2021

FYI: Donna Larsen + SDMA with Wayne Riker, Electric Mud, Enter The Blue Sky and Dave Preston

The latest edition of Bart Mendoza's FYI, in the June edition of the San Diego Troubadour: Five questions for singer-songwriter Donna Larsen + SDMA with guitarist Wayne Riker, rockers Electric Mud, indie folk band Enter The Blue Sky and tunesmith Dave Preston FYI

Sunday, May 23, 2021

New from Blindspot Records! The Cardiac Kidz "Mary Young" 7" vinyl with picture sleeve!

New from Blindspot Records! The Cardiac Kidz "Mary Young" / "Bit Of You Love" (Blindspot 162) - Limited edition 7" vinyl with picture sleeve! Info here:


Friday, May 21, 2021

New Articles: Spice Pistols, Palapalooza, San Diego Music Awards + Music News!

New from Bart Mendoza in all of Local Umbrella Media's Newspapers:

A feature on Podcast Palapalooza with host Troy Cook
Interview with Troy Cook / Palapalooza

A feature on the upcoming San Diego Music Awards - with quotes from nominees; Ed Kornhauser, Audrey Callahan, Bloodstone the Street Preacher, Casey Hensley, Lando Martinez of Hocus and Skyler Lutes
The 2021 San Diego Music Awards

Local Music Notes May 2021 with info on: Authentic Sellout, Evening's Empire with Shannon Woods, Cardiac Kidz, Nisha Catron, Switchfoot, Nickel Creek's Chris Thile, Big Sky Moon with Mel Hintz, Gary Strickland's new band Bad Vibrations, hard rockers Fermentor, Thea Tochihara's new videos, Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra's incredible new collectable release, Christopher Leyva of Falling Doves with Ruby Mazur, New Kinetics, Satanic Planet and Rob Stone
Local Music Notes May 2021

An interview with The Spice Pistols  + News on new releases from Sluka, Carnifex, The Strawberry Moons, Jonathan Karrant with Joshua White, Nathan Raney, Safety Orange, Anna Vaus, The Vaquitos, Temporex, The Mikertones, Sonic Descent, The Dreamcoats and more
Spice Pistols / Upcoming Music Releases

Sunday, May 16, 2021

2021 San Diego Music Awards - Vote Now!

Voting is open now for the 30th Annual San Diego Music Awards happening August 24 at Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay - Voting is open to anyone, from anywhere and you can vote once a day. Bart Mendoza has been involved in this event for over two decades
sandiegomusicawards / vote here

Thursday, May 13, 2021

2016 Vespa Motorsport Podcast

 Here's a 2016 interview with Bart Mendoza for Vespa Motorsport Podcast


Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Bart Mendoza interviews Bright West for Palapalooza!

Bart Mendoza guest hosts the latest edition of Troy Cook's "Palapalooza," with Sppike Mike Muellenberg. They interview new band, Bright West

Palapalooza with Bart Mendoza & Sppike Mike Muellenberg interview Bright West (Audio)

Bart Mendoza introduces Bright West (Video)

Saturday, May 1, 2021

New FYI: Monica Sorenson of Sometimes Julie, 2021 SDMA's and more

Bart Mendoza's latest for the San Diego Troubadour includes: A Q&A with Monica Sorenson of Sometimes Julie, details on the 2021 San Diego Music Awards and reviews of new musical offerings from The Armoires (Big Stir Records / John Borack), The Beat Farmers (Blixa Sounds) and John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band deluxe re-issue.

 FYI May 2021 / Five-questions-for-monica-sorenson-2021-sdmas-and-more/

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

New Music Scene SD with Jeff Berkley + Wonderbus, Rock & Roll San Diego acquires Spectrum Sound and more!

Bart Mendoza's latest for all Local Umbrella Media newspapers this month includes:

A conversation with Jeff Berkley. Read here:

Music Scene SD: Jeff Berkley

Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Acquires Spectrum Audio / Wonderbus comes to San Diego. Read here:

 Music Scene SD: Rock 'n' Rol San Diego / Wonderbus

The latest Local Music Roundup: News about the 2021 San Diego Music Awards, The Josh Rosenblum Band / Miami Horns, Ryan Valenzuela, Slightly Stoopid, Peter Sprague, Ringo Starr & Nathan East, Greg Douglass & The Steve Miller Band's new live album, The Zeros official upcoming documentary, The Beat Farmers + namechecks for Beekeeper, Ryan Anthony, Nightshadow, Tolan Shaw and more. Read here:

Music Scene SD: San Diego Music Notes April 2021 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

New from Blindspot: Sandy Lee & The Bee

Upcoming from Blindspot Records:
Sandy Lee and The Bee cover The Knack's "Can't Put A Price On Love" 
backed by The Eddies, produced by Earle Mankey
Available on CD or as a Digital File


Saturday, April 3, 2021

Anna Troy / Manual Scan

Bart Mendoza provides backup vocals on Anna Troy's version of Manual Scan's  "I Can't Don't Want To Faster" on her 2008 album, "Wait Another Day," as well as two of her original songs, "In This Room" and "The Love We Had."

The Anna Troy Band  - "I Can't Don't Want To Faster"


The Anna Troy Band - "The Love We Had"

The Anna Troy Band - "In This Room"

Thursday, April 1, 2021

New Articles: Billy Tisch, Spice Pistols / Reviews: The Speedways, Ringo Starr, Agentes Secretos and more

The latest edition of the San Diego Troubadour includes the following penned by Bart Mendoza:

My latest for the San Diego Troubadour: FYI with Five Questions for the Spice Pistols (Sppike Mike, John Risdon, Michael Fairchild) + words on new releases from: Agentes Secretos (Snap Records), Dolph Chaney (Big Stir Records), Chris Church Music, The Dupont Circles (The Beautiful Music), Exploding Flowers, Jeremy Morris, Joe Normal & The Anytown'rs, Elvis Presley, The Reflectors, The Speedways, The Stan Laurels, Ringo Starr and Normandie Wilson. Read more here:
Plus: a conversation with multi-instrumentalist Billy Tisch who has performed with everyone from D.A. and the Hitmen and Normandie Wilson to the Carol Williams Band . Read more here:

Saturday, March 27, 2021

New Music Scene SD - Interviews with Richie LaBamba Rosenberg, The Litter, The Beat Farmers and more!

All 33 Local Umbrella Newspapers feature a new Music Scene SD section from Bart Mendoza- This month:

A conversation with Richie "LaBamba" Rosenberg of The Miami Horns, Southside Johnny, Little Steven, Bruce Springsteen (etc!) and 25 years on late night TV with Conan O'Brien. We talk about his Pacific Records released Tom Waits tribute album with Southside Johnny, "Grapefruit Moon," Comic Con and more. You can read more here:
An Interview with Richie LaBamba Rosenberg

A conversation with  Jerry Raney of The Beat Farmers on thier reissue series + News from The San Diego Events Coalition.You can read more here:
An Interview with The Beat Farmers

An conversation with Tom Murray of Minnesota rock icons, The Litter. You can read more here:
An Interview with The Litter

Local Music Notes with news from: Agentes Secretos, Marklyn Retzer, The Dragons, Catherine Barnes, Super Buffet / Big Stir Records with Pete Bayard & Marie Haddad, Nickel Creek, Sweet Imperfections, Fast Heart Mart, Colin Clyne, Black Hesher / Van Bates, Death Eyes, Switchfoot, Normandie Wilson, Nisha Catron, Monarch etc.
You can read more here:
Local Music Notes